Baltimore Orioles Top 10
By Jon Meoli
While success at the big league level still feels a way off, Baltimore has the feeling of a system on the rise.
Adding Adley Rutschman, who immediately became one of baseball's best prospects, certainly helps. But the Orioles have also seen encouraging signs from a pair of young power arms, as well as the emergence of Mike Baumann, which should allow fans to dream on a fun rotation soon enough.
Here's how we project their lineup in 2023, with their 2023 age in parentheses.
Catcher: Adley Rutschman (25)
First Base: Ryan Mountcastle (26)
Second Base: Hanser Alberto (30)
Third Base: Rio Ruiz (29)
Shortstop: Gunnar Henderson (22)
Left Field: Cedric Mullins (28)
Center Field: Austin Hays (27)
Right Field: Yusniel Diaz (26)
Designated Hitter: Trey Mancini (31)
Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Baltimore's Top 10, click here.
Best Hitter for Average: Adley Rutschman
Best Power Hitter: Ryan Mountcastle
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Adley Rutschman
Fastest Baserunner: Mason Janvrin
Best Athlete: Austin Hays
Best Fastball: Hunter Harvey
Best Curveball: DL Hall
Best Slider: Mike Baumann
Best Changeup: Grayson Rodriguez
Best Control: Alex Wells
Best Defensive Catcher: Adley Rutschman
Best Defensive Infielder: Adam Hall
Best Infield Arm: JC Encarnacion
Best Defensive Outfielder: Austin Hays
Best Outfield Arm: Austin Hays